Work Abroad - Worldwide Opportunities
Expand your horizons and open up new career opportunities by working abroad. It not only allows you to see another part of the world but can provide you with the cross-cultural experience employers are looking for in new employees. What you discover abroad and within yourself could make an interesting addition to your application and influence your career decisions.
CaPS organizes yearly Worldwide Career Week and workshops where you can explore opportunities and examine steps needed to get started in international careers. If you wish to speak individually to an advisor, please call 514-398-3304 to schedule an appointment with Janice Tester.
- Going Global
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16 million worldwide job and internship listings, 450,000 corporate profiles, country and city career guides, work permit requirements, sample cover letters and resumes, cultural advice, interviewing tips, H1B Visa database for Canadians thinking to work in the USA.
- MyWorldAbroad (Registration with your McGill email is required)
4,000 resources, 250 expert articles and inspiring student stories. Visit What Do You Want To Do? -> Work Abroad for job resources.
- Vault Career Insider (Registration with your McGill email is required)
Job information, including internships and foreign employment opportunities, for industries and professions.
- International Career Employment Weekly (E-Newspaper)
International jobs and internships. To obtain the full access of this e-newspaper, follow the instruction on this page - Career Databases & Periodicals
- Verge - Find a work abroad program
Searchable by categories: government placements, intern/work aborad programs, international NGOs, specific sector, working holidays and seasonal work.
- More Work Abroad Websites
Career Books & GuidesBooks that help you obtain practical information in living and working in a foreign country.
Information for anyone who is interested in working in the U.S.
VISA Options for Canadians (PDF)
Most common types of employment visas (H-1B visas, L visa, O visas) and more.
U.S. VISA Information (PDF) - Topics covered include:
- Employment in the United States
- Instructions for Visa Applicants
- Will I Qualify for a VISA?
- Making Appointments for Non-Immigrant Visa Interviews
- Non-Immigrant Photo Requirements
- Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and the United States
International TeachingInterested in teaching abroad? Links to websites providing international school listings and teaching abroad job websites.
- Internatinal Teaching Resources (PDF)
Information and resources on: International schools, international teaching job websties, international school fairs, placement services, teacher exchange programs, alternative international opportunities, and teaching overseas guides
- TIE - The International Educator (E-Newspaper)
Teaching jobs from international schools around the world. To obtain the full access of the e-newspaper, follow the instruction on this page - Career Databases & Periodicals
- International School Directory
Links to international school listings.
- Directory of Canadian Elementary and Secondary Schools outisde Canada (CICIC)
The list is searchable by country.
- Teaching Abroad Websites
No preparation can completely prepare you for another culture, no matter how familiar it seems. Be ready to be flexible and willing to change your expectations. Information for Canadians travelling abroad:
- Country Insights (Centre for Intercultural Learning)
- Etiquette, Customs and Protocol Guides (Kwintessential)